Robert L. Holbrook, Jr. Ohio University
Associate Professor of Management Last Updated: May 9, 2014
MGT 2000
MGT 2100
MGT 3400/5400
MGT 3550
MGT 4430
Servant Leadership
Organizational Justice
Professional Memberships
Academy of Management
Alpha Kappa Psi
OB Teaching Society
Southern Management Association
Personal Interest Links
Midwest Open Geocaching Adventure
Contemporary Jazz
Ohio University Volleyball
Suggested Links
Crown Financial Ministries
Institute for Creation Research
Mercy Ministries (Collegiate Volleyball Info)
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Dr. Holbrook
Geocaching in West Virginia

Contact Information

Office: 308 Copeland Hall
Telephone: 740/593-2077
Fax: 740/593-9342
Skype ID: lenie.holbrook

Summer 2014 Schedule:
Monday/Wednesday from 8:00-10:00 (MGT 2100 in 101 Copeland)
Virtually (MGT 2000 online)
Summer 2014 Office Hours:
As arranged
Note: Teaching is a service profession. I am willing to meet at times other than formal office hours. You will generally find me in the office most weekdays from 7:30am until 2:00pm. Office hours are in effect any time I am in the office. Feel free to stop by whenever it is convenient for you.

Academic Background

I joined Ohio University in 2000 after three years as an Assistant Professor in the Marketing, Management, and Information Systems Department at the University of Central Arkansas. I was approved for promotion to Associate Professor (with tenure) on January 20, 2006. My academic preparation includes a Ph.D. (Business Administration) from the University of Illinois, an M.B.A. (Management) from the University of Memphis, and a B.S. (Business Administration, Computer Science) from Union University. Primary teaching responsibilities at Ohio University include undergraduate courses in Organizational Behavior and Creativity and Innovation. I also occasionally teach Introduction to Management and Managerial Decision Making.

Susan Holbrook
With Susan in Skagway, Alaska
Family Notes

I married the former Susan Smith on August 23, 1986. Like me, she grew up in Tennessee. We grew up in the same small hometown, but did not know each other (before we started dating) because she attended school in a neighboring town. After graduating from Bradford High School, Susan went to West Tennessee Business College for certification as a medical assistant. She worked in several specialties (otolaryngology, osteopathy, gastroentrology) for clinics in Tennessee, Illinois, and Arkansas. After homeschooling our son for several years, she now shuttles our son back and forth to school in Lancaster and works for Fairfield Christian Academy. She reads prolifically and enjoys Ohio University Volleyball (what can I say -- it's a family thing).

We have one child - Adam Robert - born December 30, 1998. Like many teen-aged guys, Adam loves Star Wars (he probably knows the names of every character that exists), Snapchat, and Minecraft. Adam just completed the eighth grade at Fairfield Christian Academy in Lancaster. He runs cross country and will start wrestling in the fall. Although no longer actively involved, he can play the trombone. He loves his cat, Buggy (also known as "B"). Adam's career plans involve ministry. He is currently the Student Council Chaplain at Fairfield Christian.
Adam Running
Adam (blue & red uniform) running at Watkins Memorial

Personal Interests

My two primary hobbies are Geocaching and following Ohio University Volleyball. In addition, I enjoy a variety of sports, movies, music, reading, and computers.

My favorite non-Ohio University sports teams are Illinois (any sport) and the Cincinnati Reds.

I like to watch movies, mostly at home (pay-per-view and DVD/VHS rental), often watching them many times over. I write supplements and various textbook features for John Wiley & Sons on using movies, television, and music as pedagogical tools.

I listen to a variety of music, although I generally dislike Country (except Allison Krauss and some Shania Twain) and Rap (except Grits). At work, I always listen to contemporary jazz through iTunes. In the car, I usually listen to Watercolors or Electric Area on SiriusXM. Some of my favorite artists include Mindy Abair, Jeff Beck, Jamie Bonk, Anthony David, Kafele, Jean-Luc Ponty, and the late Wayman Tisdale.

With a background in computer science, it only makes sense that I love to tinker with computers. I write all my HTML code and attribute what little knowledge I have to my friend and computer mentor Rich Kern. Take a look at his Division I Volleyball Website.

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